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Why is ¬ a part of the standard? The "NOT SIGN" from Latin-1 Supplement? It seems more useful to include a tab symbol in its spot. IFcoltransG (talk) 02:08, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

I saw it on my keyboard and thought it should be included, but now that I think about a TAB would make more sense.


--Lebster (talk) 01:55, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

I forgot some keyboards include it. I don't think I've ever seen it used. Wikipedia says it's for formal logic, and the Unicode standard says it's also an "angled dash" whatever that means. It looks like the British Standards Institution put it on your keyboard for compatability with IBM, particularly the COBOL language, where it's the default NOT symbol. It would have been designed in 1994 or so. I don't think it's needed if the LSCEF philosophy is to free esolangs from the chains of compatibility with bygone computer systems. IFcoltransG (talk) 00:00, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Matching letters with numbers

A thought struck me: if \n were moved to after the alphabets and numbers, then space would be 0, and the alphabet would begin A=1, B=2 etc. That would make the alphabet more memorable for humans, because the nth letter would be n in LSCEF. ASCII's arbitrary offset of 65 for a capital A irritates me. Avoiding any offset would feel neater, even if it only sidesteps an offset of 1. Was a system like that considered? IFcoltransG (talk) 05:53, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

I may at some point create my own encoding, using a system like that. I have some ideas for an encoding that uses signed integers. IFcoltransG (talk) 05:59, 23 November 2020 (UTC)